Present Perfect Simple and Present Perfect Continuous
Upper Intermediate level
To provide review and practice of the Present Perfect Simple and Present Perfect Continuous in the context of book about Sports Gene
To provide gist, detailed and specific information using a listening text about being inclined to sports in the context of a book called The Spors Gene
Procedure (33-43 minutes)
The Ss will be shown an image representing the cover of a book, and an image underneath that with some young people running. The Ss will be asked: "Do you think some nationalities run better than others?"
Preteach words to help SS understand the listening texts that will follow. Preteach "Gene" eliciting the word with synonyms: "genetic code" and "chromosome". Follow with CCQs. Drill, Write the word. Preteach "Altitudine" using the same method. Use the synonyms "elevation" and "height in the sky". Follow with CCQs. Drill. Write the word. Preteach "encouragement" using the same method. Use the synonyms "assistance" and "reassurance". Follow with CCQs. Drill. Write the word. Make SS listen to the first recording. Make SS answer to questions of exercise 3a "What do we know about Barbara McCallum?" "What does she think of the ideas in the book?" Take feedback as a class. Make SS listen the second recording. Make SS answer to questions of exercise 3c "What do we know about Marta Fedorova?" "What does she think of the ideas in the book?" Take feedback as a class.
Make Ss read out loud the Marker Sentences in Exercise 4a, calling them by name. Make Ss do exercise 4a individually, matching sentences. Then explain to them that they will be comparing answers in Break Out Rooms. Send SS to Break Out Rooms. Check answers as a class. Write down 2 Marker Sentences from pag. 138. Sentence 1 "Oh no" I've broken my key." Use CCQs to reinforce understanding. "Where the keys broken at a specific time?" No "Are the keys still broken?" Yes. Sentence 2 "I've been going to the gym a lot recently" Use CCQs to reinforce understanding. "Is the action repeated?" Yes "Does he/she still go to the gym?" Show a slide with the timelines for the 2 tenses and the structure that must be used.
Ask SS to do Exercise 1a on pag. 17 of the Workbook, which is underlining the correct verb tense. Take feedback as a class. Give SS some incomplete sentences from exercise 4c on the Students Book and tell them to use the correct verb tense. Ask Ss to take some notes to answer the questions in exercise 4d, about a sport they have been doing for some time. Then ask SS to discuss answers in groups in the Break Out Rooms. Monitor and check with errors the students make and take notes about them.
Write down on a slide some sentences with mistakes and some correct sentences. Ask students to correct the wrong sentences.